I did get it installed using wine, took a little figuring out, but I got it to run.
I couldn't, however, get the program to recognize the interface directly in Linux, even though the drivers work well enough to pass through to the VM...
However, after slimming down the VM install (removing unneeded services, etc.) and installing Blackbox4Windows on it, bumped the VM's memory to 512MB, it boots quickly and runs smoothly. So this is the solution I'm going to go with... I'd rather it work smoothly and deal with the VM.
On a side note, I'm playing with desktop features in Gnome, until I get the time to compile nGhost to try. Compiz is fun, though I wish I had a touchscreen to use the "Expo" feature with. Very iPhone-like. The factory I work at uses 19" touchscreen LCD's in every work cell... imagine the demos I could do with one of those in a car!
Anyway, now that I've got the tuning software working correctly, I can focus on shaping the Linux desktop to do what I want.